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ERIC Number: EJ964351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0160-2896
Well-Being and Economic Freedom: Evidence from the States
Belasen, Ariel R.; Hafer, R. W.
Intelligence, v40 n3 p306-316 May-Jun 2012
There is ample evidence that well-being, measured in various ways for a large number of countries, is positively related to the level of general intelligence. Pesta at al. (2010a) verify this close relationship between well-being and IQ across states. There also is evidence that well-being is positively related to economic freedom across countries. The purpose of this study is to determine whether economic freedom and well-being are related at the state level. Our regression analysis indicates that, across the 50 states, improvements in economic freedom lead to higher levels of well-being after controlling for other economic factors. We also find that the relationship between well-being and economic freedom differs significantly across regions in the United States. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States